« Papier glacé »: A century of fashion photography at Condé Nast
Runway shows left behind (? sounds bad but I can’t think of a better expression), the city of Paris always stays true to its passion for fashion. These days it is all about fashion photography, and Pink Heater team is heading to Palais Galliera to see the fabulous « Papier glacé » exhibition dedicated to the best works by Condé Nast photographers from the past 100 years.
From 1918 on to the present day, the Condé Nast publishing conglomerate plays a key role in the field of the fashion photography. Editor of top fashion magazines, such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour or W, Condé Nast is famous for its unique spirit of elegance and excellent artistic sense.
The exhibition Papier glacé, un siècle de photographie de mode chez Condé Nast (« Coming into Fashion, a Century of Photography at Condé Nast » ) displays some 150 mostly original prints from the archives of Condé Nast New York, Paris, Milan and London.
The Editors have always had a nose for true talents. The very first photographer employed by the group was Baron Adolf de Meyer, to be followed by Edward Steichen, George Hoyningen-Huene, Horst P. Horst, Cecil Beaton, Erwin Blumenfeld and Irving Penn. Then, from the 1950s onwards, Guy Bourdin, William Klein, David Bailey, Helmut Newton, Bruce Weber, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel, Miles Aldridge…
Organised by theme, the exhibition is an opportunity to rediscover the work of some 90 photographers who, during the past century, have shaped the identity of Vogue.
The exhibition is not limited to photographs though.
The prints are accompanied by some fifteen haute couture items from the collections of the Palais Galliera. On top of that, there are two reading rooms with fashion magazines in display cases and a number of screens where you can glance through some magnificent publications of the Condé Nast group. And last but not least, contemporary films projected on a big screen are there to give insights into the possible future of fashion photography.
This exhibition is organised by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Minneapolis, and will last till May, 25th.
And if you are just as excited as we are, check out more about « Papier glacé » HERE